Etihad AirlinesEtihad Airways
is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates. "Etihad
" is Arabic for 'united', and hence a symbol of the bonding among the seven emirates that constitute the UAE. Etihad airlines
was established as the national air carrier of the United Arab Emirates in July 2003 by a Royal decree issued by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, then the Crown Prince Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Services. The airline started its commercial operations in November 2003 with the launch of services to Beirut.
With its main hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad airlines fly to several destinations in Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. A member of the Arab Carriers Organization, the airline has been voted the World's Leading New Airline two years in a row, in 2004 and 2005. With its excellent hospitality and seamless services, Etihad airlines is truly a 21st century airline that redefines airline hospitality and offers unparalleled levels of hospitality in the skies.
Etihad Airways FleetEtihad Airways
fleet consists of 39 aircrafts: A 319, A 320, A 340, Boeing B777-300ER, A300-600RF, and McDonell Douglas MD-11F. In 2007, Etihad flights
carried more than 4.6 million passengers and by the end of the year 2008, it expects to carry around six million passengers in total. Etihad Airways
has already placed orders for Airbus A 330-300, Airbus A350-1000, Airbus A380-800, Boeing B787-9 and Airbus A330-200F.
Etihad Airways OperationsEtihad airways
operates regular Etihad flights
to nearly 50 international destinations across the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, North America, Far East Africa, Europe and Oceania. The airline has launched four new destinations in 2008, starting flights from Abu Dhabi to Beijing in March and to Calicut and Chennai in India in August and Minsk in Belarus. Etihad Airlines
also plans to operate nonstop flights to Moscow and the Kazakh city of Almaty in December 2008. By the end of the year 2010, Etihad Airways
plans to touch 70 international destinations across the globe. To book cheap Etihad Airways tickets
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